The Intent of Meditation

The intent of meditation is detachment, especially detachment from the notion that thoughts are “mine” or represent “me.”  In Reality, they are merely “its,” as is the mind itself.  The idea of ownership arises from the personalization of these thoughts due to familiarity because the mind (like a camera) was present to record these past thoughts, events, and memories.  However, it recorded them only because they were imbued with importance.  Note that little roadside detail is recalled from a boring cross-country drive.  The mind’s inner camera records what is valued.

The Ego is Not the Real You, pg. 67

4 thoughts on “The Intent of Meditation”

  1. Having a confusing day and this was a great reminder to step into my being instead of thinking thinking thinking!

  2. It’s great to be reminded that the thoughts passing through my head are ‘it’s’ instead of mine or me. It’s so easy to forget that.
    Many thanks

  3. I always find David’s metaphors so useful – eg camera mind , the relevance of importance/value/meaning, low memory from a country drive when it doesn’t have much significance.

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